Thursday, April 18, 2019

Politics

Monday politics roundup

15:43 22 March in Latest, Politics
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By Sarah Breger Tensions Boil over at the AIPAC conference "New construction in East Jerusalem or the West Bank undermines mutual trust and endangers the proximity talks that are the first step toward the full negotiations that both sides want and need," said Hillary Clinton at the...

The Jews of Modern Poland

16:30 15 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer The New York Times recently published a piece recently about a former Polish neo-Nazi who discovered his Jewish roots as an adult and is now ultra-Orthodox.  As he acknowledges in the article, “he was drawn to extremes.” Pawel’s (now Pinchas’) story is certainly engrossing. ...

Oscar and the Jews

13:44 11 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer This year’s Oscars brought us some surprises (Sandra Bullock), some truly painful dance sequences (I’m looking at you Adam Shankman), and some deserving winners (The Hurt Locker). It also proved, once again, that Hollywood wouldn’t be funny without the Jews.   From a running gag...

Your Wednesday Culture Fix

18:06 10 March in Latest, Politics
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By Sarah Breger MILLIONS OF CATHOLICS ARE OF JEWISH ANCESTRY Steve Jones of the UK Telegraph examines the complex issues of religious identity and DNA, finding that "Y chromosomes reveal much leakage across the religious divide. A fifth of all the male lineages of modern Spain are...

How Do You Teach Human Rights?

10:56 08 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer On International Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27) this year, a report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) was released outlining the current Holocaust education curriculum in EU secondary schools.  The report advocates linking the study of that era with more...

Jewlicious, Revisited

11:05 02 March in Latest, Politics
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By Caroline Kessler So, it's been a little over a week since I've returned from the gathering of the tribe that I previously mentioned: Jewlicious Festival 6.0. I've already written a tiny bit about it, mostly scribbled notes to myself and a blog post on New...